A special place... The Isles of Scilly are one of only two places in England where Manx Shearwaters breed
Under threat...The Isles of Scilly hold 3,000 fewer pairs of breeding seabirds than 25 years ago
We need YOUR help to protect our important seabird heritage
Today the team carried out a survey of the storm petrels nesting in the ‘monitoring bolder beach on Annet’.
Today Radio Scilly 107.9fm interviewed Jaclyn Pearson about protecting all seabirds, and in particular – gulls. It is the time of year when gull chicks are fledging and people question what actions can be taken to help the chicks and avoid parent gulls.
Today Lydia and Holly have been making monitoring wax. They melt candle wax with flavours (chocolate, aniseed etc) and if a rat retunes it will be attracted to the smell, take a bite and their teeth marks will be detected. These colours should be nice for the community volunteers for checking this summer!
This week Jaclyn visited the island of Pianosa, Tuscany, Italy, where this LIFE project is delivering a similar project to protect shearwaters and wider wildlife.
Each Friday Guides on the Scillonian Ferry III point out the wildlife seen. This week volunteers Becky and Shirley saw three species of shearwaters
Today we guided the St Agnes primary school base on a field trip to hear the Manx shearwaters in the burrows.
Yesterday we were joined by BBC Springwatch, that’s LIVE to three million viewers!
Tune in tonight 7:30 - 8:30 pm for the final episode of 'Springwatch', where all being well they wll be showcasing the project LIVE! Read more about it here http://www.rspb.org.uk/community/getinvolved/b/specialplaces/archive/2017/06/14/springwatch-filming-live-from-the-isles-of-scilly.aspx
Today Jaclyn popped into 'Radio Scilly' studio to talk about the project, our success' so far and 'Springwatch' filming our wondeful wildlife.
As wildlife does not always appear when the cameras go LIVE, we prepared some footage this evening with Wildlife cameraman Ian.